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October 16, 2017

Sonoma County Fire Update

UPDATE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017 AT 9:44 A.M. Catholic Charities CYO Camp will resume normal operations on Monday, October 23rd.   While we were never in the evacuation zone, our number one priority is safety for our guests and staff.   The current air quality conditions have greatly improved and local schools are back in session as of Tuesday, October 17, 2017.…

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September 6, 2017

Catholic Charities Opposes Decision to End DACA

Catholic Charities opposes the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy. We see this action as a disregard for the well-being of families and children. We see it as yet another unnecessary action causing hate and division. It is not Catholic, Christian, or of any faith to turn your back on His children. …

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August 25, 2017

Former client of Catholic Charities hired as CEO

By Destiny Arroyo From the August 24 issue of El Tecolote Jilma Meneses was only five when she left her homeland for the United States, but she still remembers the words her grandmother told her before she left. “‘You’re coming to the United States for two reasons: to reunite with your mother and to get an…

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August 16, 2017

Standing Together Against Hatred and Bigotry

Racism and violence have been a dangerous reality for too long, not just in Charlottesville, but across the nation and in our local communities. Hatred and bigotry are contrary to our values. Catholic Charities believes every person is worthy of dignity, love, and respect. Silence compounds the problem. We have to call out racism, violence, hate, and terrorism to protect…

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July 25, 2017

Changing Lives July 2017

The summer slide is real, and significantly impacts low-income students, which is why we are working hard to keep low-income kids reading during the summer. Also, a message from our new Chief Executive Officer, volunteer opportunities, and more! Read the July issue now.

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July 24, 2017

Catholic Charities Youth Club at St. Francis of Assisi Program Tour

The St. Francis of Assisi Advisory Group Youth Club, in partnership with Catholic Charities, works with low income children in East Palo Alto. The club supports their academic growth by providing daily, year-round academic enrichment for students from third- through fifth-grades. Here, Isabella Jordan, a student at Sacred Heart High School, works with a fifth-grader on her composition for the…

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July 5, 2017

Catholic Charities Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer Jilma Meneses

Catholic Charities Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer Jilma Meneses succeeds Jeff Bialik as leader of one of the Bay Area’s largest and most comprehensive social services agencies

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June 28, 2017

Family homelessness may be underrepresented in city’s count

From By Frances Saux San Francisco’s bi-annual Homeless Point-In-Time Count and Survey vastly underrepresents the scope of family homelessness in the city, according to data gathered by Compass SF, an organization dedicated to providing family services for the homeless. “I can tell you without a doubt that the count for homeless families is often hugely under-represented,” Compass Program Director…

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May 10, 2017

Sheltering homeless families in San Francisco

Twenty years ago, San Francisco was facing a housing crisis similar to the one we are witnessing today. Families with nowhere to turn found themselves without options, and without hope. In response to the increased number of homeless families, Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Family Center opened its doors in April 1997. A collaboration between Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of San…

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May 8, 2017

How to Help Immigrants in Our Community

It’s hard to read the newspaper or turn on the TV without seeing something about refugees and immigrants in the United States. And, it can be hard to know what to do or what to believe. At Catholic Charities, we believe that immigrants and refugees should be welcomed with love and compassion. Every day, our staff work to provide affordable…

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